Wildlife

The Riverland is a guaranteed wildlife experience.

Mallee landscapes and bluebush plains found north and south of the river corridor, are home to Red kangaroos, emus and mighty Wedge-tailed eagles. If you are very quiet you might see a native water rat, a giant goanna sunning itself on a tree or an echidna foraging for ants.

With ample opportunities to view and photograph a range of native animals and birdlife both on and off the water. Take a guided eco tour by canoe or dinghy or experience the pristine natural environment on foot with one of the many established walking trails. 

With an extensive network of National Parks and unspoilt wilderness the region is home to a large number of different native animals (fauna). Of these, there are many endangered animal species: 35 species of birds, 16 species of mammals and over 35 fish species.
 


It is common to see kangaroos and emus drinking on the banks of the river and its creeks during summer, dwarfed by majestic red gums with hollows containing bats and parrots and hungry river goannas. 

Mallee landscapes and bluebush plains found north and south of the river corridor, are home to red kangaroos, wombats, emus and mighty Wedge-tailed eagles and occasionally the echidna is seen waddling through the bush. 

Pelicans wander leisurely along the riverfront and Kangaroos roam freely among local golf courses. 

The Riverland has a strong focus on protecting its unique natural assets and as such there are a number of protection and breeding programmes hosted in the region.
 

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